yes, it is a slice of life I was totally unfamiliar with and hesitant to know more about.The author and his compassionate stories should appeal to anyone who has ever wondered about gang life.
Never read anything like this
He brings a first person closeness and incredible humanity to the subject. I am not a religious person, but so enjoyed the stories of this amazing man who lived and served this LA community in such a positive way.
epic, spellbinding, local
the rape scene and the tiger
nah, I got used to him, but did not like his heaviness
relationship between Tom and Susan's son
Pat Conroy is a wonderful and thorough storyteller.
Would like to know how much - if any- of this story is autobiographical
The story is great - fascinating perspective and interesting characters
Arthur's "voice" was amazing: well cast and hypnotic
Cal's part was weak and poorly cast, giving me trouble envisioning a young kid
I really liked Big Arthurs's character and the reader who read his part. Wonderful!Could not wait till he came back in.
I would have liked a different voice and attitude for the young Arthur (Cal)(Can't tell which reader read which part..... it would be nice to state:Arthur's part read by .................Cal's part read by ....................
George was fineSuzanne was schmaltzyMaybe it deserves a better rating, but I was so mad about the story and the way it was toldthat it influenced my ability to be honest about the performance
anger and disappointment
Cheap listen. It was poorly constructed and told. Initially I was attracted to the summary, once it got going I zipped past chapters, just listening to the first paragraph of each.
the reader (author) loves her characters and makes them realher descriptions are so wonderful. She is now one of my favorite writers and readers
the beginning and ending chapters
The end of the book. Kingsolver keeps three subjects intertwining all through the book:The urgency of the dangers of global warmingThe relationship of the heroine with her family Two cultures meeting and blending
I would like to listen to this book again in a year or so, knowing the story, and being able to focus on it's richness.
I would listen to it again because the story was only part of the pleasure
It took too many turns to choose one favorite moment
The language was at first difficult at times. However the australian dialect was perfect for the setting. Bear with it!
The light between 2 oceans.
Very human and likable characters. The setting takes you to place you have never been
and would like to go!
yes: close your eyes and the colors and descriptions make for a wonderful being-there experience
The insight into the artist-life in Paris in the 1920's
The introduction to the personage of Earnest Hemmingway in a very intimate manner
no! it was great to have time to mull over the different parts of the story and let them be part of my life
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